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MUSIC ISSUE: Where to see live music and buy local

In honor of the Music Issue, City Paper celebrates a few favorite venues and give you the rundown on where to get your vinyl, cassettes and CDs locally

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MUSIC ISSUE: Where to see live music and buy local
CP photo by Luke Thor Travis
Jerry’s Records

Attic Record Store

513 Grant Ave., Millvale

This record store holds a special place in my heart, as I bought my first record for my collection here (a used copy of Best Coast’s Crazy For You). With knowledgeable owners and a unique collection, it’s worth the jaunt down 28. 

Cruel Noise Records

3138 Dobson St., Polish Hill

This record store is my favorite in the city, and it’s not just because there’s usually a dog there to pet. The cassette collection is superb, the local bin is full of goodies and there’s always conversation to be had—the kind of record store that feels like a second home. 

Dave’s Music Mine

1210 E. Carson St., South Side 

Dorsey’s Record Shop

7614 Frankstown Ave., Homewood

Get Hip Recordings

1800 Columbus Ave., North Side

This Pittsburgh-based record label opened a brick-and-mortar store in which you can pick up goodies from their catalog. It’s also a great place to catch a show, but you can head over to pick up some records even when there isn’t live music happening. 

Jerry’s Records

2136 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill

It’s easy to spend literal hours, even days exploring the stacks in Jerry’s magical store. There’s a record in there for literally every taste, and if you’re hunting down some vintage treasures you’re most likely to find them here. 

Juke Records

4526 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield

Juke Records is stocked to the gill with lots of great records of the classics and current shining stars. Although a nerdy thing to say, the organization in here is pristine and the local section is lovely. They also showcase local musicians live in store, and that is always a treat! 

Rather Ripped Records

754 Brookline Blvd., Brookline

Skull Records

635 E. Warrington Ave., Allentown 

Up Beat Records

801 Penn Ave., Wilkinsburg 

Vinyl Remains

2911 Glenmore Ave., Dormont